Monday, April 5, 2010

The love child of imperialism and muzak

With thanks to Texas in Africa, a textual deconstruction of Toto's "I Bless the Rain Down in Africa"

There are delightful zingers throughout. My favorite:

Quintessentially American attitudes:
1 - The consumption of televised suffering grants me moral depth.  [my favorite]
2 - Benevolence begins and ends in my imagination
3 - Africa sure be exotic
4 - All this consuming and appropriating is tiring. Break time!

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